Academic Programs

Ranked amongst the highest in student achievement, York Region District School Board is Canada’s fastest growing publicly funded school board and the third largest school board in Ontario.The York Region District School Board serves diverse urban and rural communities north of the City of Toronto. It is an excellent, highly developed and fully accredited public education system. Full-time programs are available for students in Grade 1 to Grade 12, ranging in age from 6 to 18. Immersed in the Canadian school system students can study at the elementary or secondary school level.

Secondary Education

Secondary school is considered to be Grade 9 - 12 (age 14 - 18). One credit is granted for the successful completion of a secondary school course of a minimum of 110 hours of instruction. To graduate with the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), a student must complete 18 compulsory credits, 12 elective credits, 40 hours of community service and pass the provincial secondary school literacy test.

A school year is divided into two semesters with a student studying either three or four courses each semester. Secondary students can attend high school while preparing for post-secondary attendance at either Canadian College or University. Two academic streams are available. More information can be obtained by contacting our office.

Fees (effective July 1, 2013)

Application Fee $      250.00
Tuition $ 13,750.00
Medical Insurance (12 months / 13 months) $      450.00 / $ 493.40
*Homestay Application Fee $      300.00
Homestay Security Deposit (refundable) $      500.00
Accommodation (10 month) $ 11,000.00
*Custodianship - School Year $   1,500.00
Airport Transfer (one-way) $      150.00
  Canadian Funds

*Homestay is available ONLY to students who assign YRDSB as custodian and are age 12 to 17. Custodianship is available to students age 12 to 17.

Registration Process:

NOTE: Intake and registration dates for each semester:

Semester Intake Start Date Registration Deadline Date
February 2014 August 1, 2013 November 30, 2013
September 2014 January 2, 2014 May 31, 2014

If you have questions or concerns, contact the Admissions Officer by email at or telephone the number indicated in our staff directory.























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Dr. Bette Stephenson Centre for Learning
36 Regatta Avenue., Richmond Hill, ON   L4E 4R1